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Role Description

Acted as an interface between the investment team and client-facing personnel responding to market and product queries to support the sales action

  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. I really enjoyed my time at Fidelity. I felt fully-integrated in a great team and performed a lot of different and interesting tasks which made every day challenging.


  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. People trusted me, valued my work and I was considered like a real member of the team.


  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. The team was really helpful and facilitated my integration; my manager provided me with regular feedback. I had the opportunity to interact with highly skilled professionals and could benefit from their experience.


  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Variable but I managed to maintain a good work-life balance.


  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I had a great level of responsibility for an intern. Every day, I had to ensure queries received on the team mailbox and dealing directly with sales forces, investment directors and portfolio managers.


  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. Through my internship, I enhanced my financial skills working on the European equity market on a day-today- basis. I also improved my organizational and communication skills and developed a keen eye for detail.


  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Great working atmosphere. People are focus on their job but there was always somebody available to help.


  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. My placement was set up really well. We had a lot of “lunch and learn” in order to discover the different departments of the firm.


  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. I received all the support I needed from the HR team and my colleagues which allowed me to secure a graduate position.


  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Car

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


    Travel loan


  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. I am glad to come back in September 2015


  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. The social side of the job was great too. Social events and drinks were organized with my colleagues and the interns.


  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Central London


  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. Central London


  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Participated in a charity project.


  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

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Placement (5-9 Months)

Banking/Finance, Banking/Finance

Central London and City

8th September 2014


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